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Comparative Politics : Principles of Democracy and Democratization - John T. Ishiyama

Comparative Politics

Principles of Democracy and Democratization

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By revealing the contextual conditions which promote or hinder democratic development, <i>Comparative Politics</i> shows how democracy may not be the best institutional arrangement given a country's unique set of historical, economic, social, cultural and international circumstances.&nbsp;</p> <ul class="unIndentedList"> <li>Addresses the contextual conditions which promote or hinder democratic development</li> <li>Reveals that democracy may not be the best institutional arrangement given a country's unique set of historical, economic, social, cultural and international circumstances</li> <li>Applies theories and principles relating to the promotion of the development of democracy to the contemporary case studies</li> </ul>

"This book stands out from other textbooks on comparative politics. It represents a rare accomplishment as it has a focus on a substantively significant issue, that of democracy and democratization, which also serves as an instructional tool for problem-based learning. The book is insightful, coherent, and lucidly written and will enrich comparative politics classrooms."
?Kerstin Hamann, University of Central Florida

1 Introduction: Comparative Politics and Democracy.

2 Democracy and Democratization in Historical Perspective.

3 Economics and Political Development.

4 Political Culture and Ethnopolitics.

5 Social Structure and Politics.

6 Democratization and the Global Environment.

7 Electoral Systems.

8 Legislatures and Executives.

9 Comparative Judicial Politics and the Territorial Arrangement of the Political System.

10 Conclusion: Principles in Application.

Index.

ISBN: 9781405186858
ISBN-10: 1405186852
Series: POPS - Principles of Political Science
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 260
Published: 2nd May 2011
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.96 x 16.24  x 2.09
Weight (kg): 0.51
Edition Number: 1